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 I just have to brag on my son!

 This past Saturday my son hit his very first baseball in a game. I'm not sure who was happier, him or me:)

 If you've ever watched the 1989 movie Parenthood with Steve Martin, you will absolutely understand my joy and elation at this moment.  The parents in Parenthood are raising 3 children, the oldest having some emotional problems with high anxiety. Steve Martin is coaching his son's baseball team. At the end of the movie his son finally hits the ball and doesn't strike out.  The moment is full of elation and joy for everyone.

 My son is Autistic and is usually the slowest child on the team. He is the child that runs slower, hit's slower, and throws slower.  Thankfully we've been blessed with some really patient coaches over the past year for soccer, basketball, and now baseball. 

 Everyone at the game on Saturday was on their feet yelling "Run Ry run" and clapping for my child who barely bunted the ball, but hit it nonetheless. His hit scored the only run our team got when the runner on second was able to run all the way home. With tears in my eyes I proudly applauded and soaked in the moment of pure joy for my son. 

 It is small moments like this that make me hopeful for the future. For my son. For every person he may touch. His smile is infectious and his innocence profound.

 Please feel free to brag on your wonderful children here:)

 

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by on May. 6, 2013 at 8:39 PM
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smalltowngal
by Platinum Member on May. 8, 2013 at 7:55 AM



Quoting momtoscott:

Congratulations to your son!  As someone who struck out all the time as a kid, it is amazing when you actually hit a pitch.  

A couple of years ago my autistic son got the highest audition score in the entire Junior Southeastern Mass. District (hundreds of kids audition for this every year) after playing bassoon for just six months.  Even though I know he's an amazing musician, I was floored.     

Bassoons rock. :)



smalltowngal
by Platinum Member on May. 8, 2013 at 7:55 AM
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So happy for you and your son. 

Veni.Vidi.Vici.
by on May. 8, 2013 at 7:57 AM
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I'm excited and I don't even know you! =)

TruthSeeker.
by Milami on May. 8, 2013 at 4:14 PM
That is great that he joined in! It's the little moments that can be so huge for our kids!

Quoting xxxTrishy518xxx:

Aww that is awesome!!!!!!! You go lil man!    I can't wait until my ds starts his program we are enrolling him into. He is Autistic  Also , We are enrolling him into this program called The miracle league, I can't wait to see him play =)     So far my son started school last week, So I think my brag is.. for the first time joined a Play-Dough group Activitiy by himself without teacher's getting him too..  He isn't fond of group actiities so thats a big awesomeness for him =) 

Peanutx3
by Ruby Member on May. 8, 2013 at 4:15 PM
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OMG I just read this again and am crying all over again.  

TruthSeeker.
by Milami on May. 8, 2013 at 4:16 PM
Wow! Only six months. That is amazing!

Quoting momtoscott:

Congratulations to your son!  As someone who struck out all the time as a kid, it is amazing when you actually hit a pitch.  

A couple of years ago my autistic son got the highest audition score in the entire Junior Southeastern Mass. District (hundreds of kids audition for this every year) after playing bassoon for just six months.  Even though I know he's an amazing musician, I was floored.     

coronado25
by Silver Member on May. 8, 2013 at 4:23 PM
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Hey, so happy for you! 

My son is not autistic but as a daydreaming space cadet he was always letting the ball go right by him in soccor and as a goalie he would get whacked in the head by the ball more than actually blocking it.

I can imagine your happiness must've been overwhelming, considering all his actual challenges...and to hear everyone rooting for him must've really tipped the scales! 

Happy for you and him.

TruthSeeker.
by Milami on May. 8, 2013 at 7:05 PM
Thanks everyone for all of the kind words.
Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on May. 8, 2013 at 7:09 PM
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**tears**

I understand and I am so very happy for you and your son!!!!!!
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